Thousands of tons of war wreckage sank into the fabled lagoons of the South Pacific islands during the naval and air battles of World War II. But instead of devastating the region’s underwater ecology, the detritus of human conflict turned into artificial reefs, upon which fantastic mini-ecosystems took shape.
Unexplained declines in many wildlife species have created A Mystery in Alaska. The Steller’s sea lions that populate Alaska's coastline are rapidly disappearing from one of the last great wildlife strongholds of the world, and no one knows why. Naturalist filmmaker Shane Moorebrings a sense of urgency and new understanding to this puzzle in this film.
Over a period of six years, Jehan Kumara, a businessman from Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo, and Dr. Ravi Samarasinha, a physician from the local countryside, devoted their spare time to tracking leopards in Yala, which contains the largest concentrations of leopards in the world.
Endangered biblical animals are poised for a comeback in NATURE’s Lost World of the Holy Land. Vigorous and inventive programs by Israeli and Arab conservationists are underway to stabilize and restore these endangered animal populations.
Some amuse us, others terrify us. They slither, swim, walk and crawl, leap and lunge, and some spend their entire lives contained within a shell. They are The Reptiles, the fascinating subjects of a four-part NATURE miniseries.
On the surface, it’s the bleakest of lands, with ferocious winds, flightless birds, and enough ice to flood half the planet’s population if it were to melt. But below that frozen mass, a fantastic environment of indescribable beauty teems with life. NATURE takes viewers into the world that is “Under Antarctic Ice.”